Tactless Sag dropping the visuals for her new single, ‘I Don’t Know You’ featuring Hareston Clay)
TACTLESS SAG: PRODUCER/COMPOSER/ARTIST/POET/WRITER
Thank you for your support! I am a Chicago native who relocated to the suburbs when I was a kid; I resided in the slums of Harvey, IL, and I spent most of my life traveling back and forth between the city I loved and the suburbs I wanted to escape. The division between the city and suburbs was quite evident, but the poverty of the ghetto and crime in both places was the same. I turned to music at a very early age after entering a poetry contest in 6th grade and stunned the entire school with my words. I have always had a talent for mesmerizing a crowd with the crazy thoughts trapped in my mind.
At the age of 15, I began turning my pain into poetry and music as a way to escape the reality of what I was living! My music speaks life, and rarely will you find me releasing music about something I haven’t experienced. I relocated to Tempe, AZ, in 2007, trying to escape my concrete jungle, searching for peace in my tormented mind amongst palm trees and mountains. As I soon discovered, you have to deal with your inner demons no matter where you go. I then moved to Phoenix in 2008, where I reside to this day. When you have a passion for something, age, money, and time doesn’t matter.
I always knew I was born with a gift, and I am ready to share it with the world! Growing frustrated with trying to get my vision across to other artists and producers, I began the journey of teaching myself how to use The Maschine MK2, Garage Band, and Logic to create my own tracks. Once I learned that, I taught myself how to Mix and Master music with my friend and mentor Keith(Bubby)Webb. I then began to compose music for myself and others. I also wrote my first book, INNOCENCE LOST ( FROM TIMID TO TACTLESS, which is available on Amazon Kindle in Paperback and Ebook format. I love to incorporate different genres into my creative process, including Jazz, Rock, Classical, and live music. This music is a journey, and it takes time, so I thank those who have chosen to go on this journey with me, and I look forward to giving the world my music.
“Believe in yourself and never give up on you!”
Born in the city of Akron, Hareston Clay was heavily inspired by Ohio’s prolific doo wop, R & B, funk and soul background including the O’Jays, the Isley Brothers, Dazz Band, Heatwave, Anita Baker and Bobby Womack. His early musical influences ranged from Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross to Van Halen and Fleetwood Mac. Being in orchestra helped him to appreciate the composition of music in how separate parts, each sounding different and out of focus, come together to create the most beautiful unity, with its’ focus sharp clear and discernible. But he had not yet decided that music was his passion.
Destiny intervened, and a life changing event of open heart surgery and recovery forced him to realize that he could “no longer be just existing, but learning to live.” Finding his voice while sitting in a session with a producer, music helped in his healing and allowed Hareston to express his emotions and to write a compelling human story.